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Pet food mislabeling

“Should you feed your dog organic, biodynamic, grain-fed, non-GMO, high-protein, low-carb, unpasteurized, cruelty-free, free-range, soy-lacto-egg-free caribou Num-Nums? Particularly when their last meal was cat vomit?” | learn more

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How tax policy gave us White Claw

Interesting background on everyone’s favorite Drink of Summer 2019. The ingredient profile of a vodka soda and the tax profile of a beer. It took real innovation to bring this product to market and avoid the tax implications of using […]

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Popeyes & private equity

Ranjan Roy from The Margins talks about fried chicken and 3G (the private equity firm). “Has my beloved Popeyes been given a new life thanks to private equity and that specific breed of hyper-capitalism?” | learn more

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Arby’s flips the script with meat-based plants

“But Arby’s is going in the opposite direction [of plant-based meats]. Rather than invest in such alternatives, the chain has unveiled a product designed to poke fun at fans of meatless meat: a carrot made from turkey.” | learn more

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GrubHub owns thousands of domains for restaurant names

“It also appears to publish shadow pages without owners’ consent—sometimes in direct competition with real websites.” The tone of this article implies GrubHub’s motive is sinister. I don’t share the author’s views. However, the topic is interesting and therefore worth […]